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U.S. Online Privacy Bill Unlikely in 2019, California Legislation Applies from January 1, 2020

     
5:12 pm on Sep 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It seems, according to reports, the U.S. Bill Online Privacy Bill will not be passed this year, meaning that California's tougher legislation goes into force on January, 1, 2020.
California’s data privacy law will affect any major company with an online presence and requires companies with data on more than 50,000 people to allow consumers to view the data they have collected on them. It also lets consumers request deletion of data, and opt out of having the data sold to third parties. Each violation carries a $7,500 fine. Companies are also waiting for the state attorney general to roll out regulations around the law in California.

While it is only meant to protect California consumers, it is not known whether companies adapt their business practices to work under one set of rules for the most populous U.S. state, and existing rules for the other 49 states.


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8:09 pm on Sept 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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More fun would be if the companies say "Me play no morra in California!" and go from there. :)

As for the delay in Congress ... we have 2020 silly season coming up and I suspect quite a few want all the data they can get!